John AvlonJohn Phillips Avlon (born January 19, 1973) is an American journalist and political commentator. He is a Senior Political Analyst and anchor at CNN and former editor-in-chief and managing director of ''The Daily Beast'' from 2013 to 2018. Avlon was previously a columnist and associate editor for ''The New York Sun'' and chief speechwriter for former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
Avlon is the author of several books, including ''Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics'' (2004), which critically appraises both traditional American centrism and the more recent radical centrism. He also wrote ''Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America'' (2010). In January 2017, Avlon published ''Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations'', in which he highlights the history and content of President George Washington's parting treatise to the American people in the context of the contemporary political climate. Provided by Wikipedia